We were walking to the hostel when a red van pulled up and offered us a lift. It was the owner Ian, who didn't know we were staying at his place but said he always helps backpackers. He was not wrong.
The hostel itself was pretty standard, okay kitchen, nice enough rooms, nothing to shout about but certainly nothing to complain about either. The reason I've not marked this hostel as average though was because the owner really went above and beyond, getting up at 4am to drive us to the start of the alpine crossing and charging us a very reasonable rate. He was always friendly and helpful and really makes the place worth staying at. He's also a nutter, but in a good way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- a 10 minute walk from the i site and supermarket.we are happy to pick up and drop off.deals with local shuttle to do the tongariro crossing.a relaxed family vibe in which to do hiking, skiing, trout fishing. thermal activity. hiking in the kaimanawas forest park, exploring the local glow worm cave at okapata down shaft, and central located in the middle of the north island, to do hawkes bay winery , taranaki and mt egmont, and a half way point between auckland and wellington ... more less
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